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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Absolutely not. My observation is that parents who treat their kids with respect are respected by their children and turn out to be good people. One doesn't hit someone you respect. (or shouldn't) Corporal punishment isn't even needed for training a dog, much less a much more intelligent human child.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Absolutely not. My observation is that parents who treat their kids with respect are respected by their children and turn out to be good people. One doesn't hit someone you respect. (or shouldn't) Corporal punishment isn't even needed for training a dog, much less a much more intelligent human child.
    I respect my kid enough to smack him when he's doing something wrong. ---is another way of looking at it.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    A school needs to remember that I reserve the right to disiplin anyone who lays a hand on my child.
    If you are saying that no one, under any circumstances, has the right or my permission to discipline (even spank) my child, then I disagree. I'll spank my kids no matter how old they are. If my neighbors or relatives catch my kids - up to age 7- doing something wrong, they have my permission to spank. I don't expect adults to look the other way or use half-measures when kids need discipline.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Parents should have the right to use corporal punishment on their kids, as long as it doesn't cross the line into abuse. But isn't that already the law? Are there places where spanking your kid is illegal?
    I think many people have the perception that spanking is illegal. So, in public, they might see a parent spank a child and confront the parent and/or report it. But in New York, it is not illegal so long as it does not leave a mark. But most people don't know the law.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    You should NEVER spank your child.

    If you do, then you are a weak parent who must threaten/use physical violence on his/her child to keep them 'in line'.

    Any idiot can use violence as discipline.


    Any parent that spanks their child in my home is told that if they do it again - they will be asked to leave.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySquid View Post
    I respect my kid enough to smack him when he's doing something wrong. ---is another way of looking at it.
    Well, that is the dumbest thing I have read so far today.


    So, if you don't respect them - then what?

    You don't hit them?

    Or you beat them silly?

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Well, that is the dumbest thing I have read so far today.


    So, if you don't respect them - then what?

    You don't hit them?

    Or you beat them silly?
    Well if he misbehaves and I show indifference, is that not a lack of respect for the boy?

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    You should NEVER spank your child.

    If you do, then you are a weak parent who must threaten/use physical violence on his/her child to keep them 'in line'.

    Any idiot can use violence as discipline.


    Any parent that spanks their child in my home is told that if they do it again - they will be asked to leave.
    I'm not sure I agree with this. When I was very young my dad would give me a swat on my behind when I did something that might harm me (like attempt to stick my finger in a stove flame), or did something that violated a previously stated restriction. As I got older this happened less and less because I began to learn what was acceptable and what was not.

    Furthermore, I acted properly in public, because I learned misbehavior carried a spanking with it when we got home.

    Today, I am constantly seeing children throwing tantrums, arguing with their parents, and acting like little ruffians. Meanwhile I see these parents trying to talk to them, threatening time outs, and counting to five...1...2...3...4...5. But the kids soon learn there is nothing after 5 that will affect them. As far as a time out? Just ignore it and wander away.

    Now I respect your position vis a vis your own children. If it works for you, more power to you. But I still feel a swat on the behind, or a spanking using minimum force and then later used as a promise for bad behavior seems to work a lot more effectively than all the other "Dr. Spock" methods advocated these days. That's my opinion anyway.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Physical discipline should never be carried out by anybody but the parent/legal guardian. Never, IMO.

    Even though spanking your child may be 'legal', as others have said, the threat of having to deal with DHS, the possibility of having your children taken from until they decide if your behavior with your own child was proper is such a horrify prospect that many won't deal with the discipline a child actually needs to function correctly in society.
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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    I do not think there is any justification or need for hitting, spanking or man-handling children. With consistent punishment of wrongdoing, even if it is by occasionally removing the TV from a kids bedroom or denying them computer time or mobile phones, but mostly by just giving time-outs and good talks with the child.
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